HAZARD HAS THE SECOND MOST ASSISTS IN EUROPE THIS SEASON. READ WHAT HE HAS TO SAY

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat Bournemouth to progress to the semifinal of the Carabao Cup.

His goal against Bournemouth means Hazard has had a hand in 19 goals in all competitions this season (10 goals and nine assists); the most of any Premier League player.

Hazard has the most assist in the league, and in the top five leagues in Europe this season, only Lionel Messi is ahead of the Chelsea star with 10 assists so far.

Hazard has been urged to be more selfish like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Chelsea star insists that helping others is part of his game.

He told the official Chelsea website: “I have never thought about myself; I just try to play for my team-mates. I spend more time in the middle of the pitch now so I am more like a playmaker. Sometimes I am lucky to pass the ball and we score; sometimes not!

“I want to keep this thing as a part of my football: playing for my team-mates. If everyone can shine it’s good. I’m happy with my form and with what we have done so far this season. For four months now we have been enjoying playing football with the team and the new manager.”

“Personally I feel like I went on to another level because of the World Cup,” he adds of the tournament in which his country came third and he won the Silver Ball.

“I think before the World Cup people thought I was a good player, but after the World Cup they were saying I was one of the best players in the world. That’s the level I want to reach and stay at. I think since the beginning of the season I have done pretty well.”

“I know I play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I can improve a lot in the future I think. I need to score more goals; we need to win more trophies. I won already a lot with Chelsea, but when you play for Chelsea you want big trophies like the Champions League, and to reach finals.”

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